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  • 18
  • Comedy, Horror
  • 1985
  • 106 mins

Fright Night

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About

Horror comedy that marks the directorial debut of Holland, who made his name with the screenplays for The Beast Within and Psycho II. Convinced that his new neighbour, Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon), is a vampire, horror fan Charley (William Ragsdale) turns to the only person he believes can help him - his hero, host of local TV show Shock Theatre, Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Chris Sarandon, Jonathan Stark
  • Director: Tom Holland
  • Writer: Tom Holland
  • Producer: Herb Jaffe
  • Photographer: Jan Kiesser

In a nutshell

With monster effects from the team behind Ghostbusters and a witty script, it is McDowall who makes this film better than it should be with his performance as the ham actor.

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